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The Food Hub Consortium Project (FHCP) was established in April 2020 as a  response to the need for food service and delivery created by the Covid-19 pandemic within local Black and Asian communities in Bristol. Initially running until September 2020, the project restarted in December as tier restrictions and national lockdown came into place. The consortium is funded by the Quartet Community Foundation, with Black South West Network (BSWN) as the Grant holder and project managing organisation.

The consortium organisations include Malcolm X Community Centre - where the hub is based - Bristol Somali Resource Centre, Bristol Horn Youth Concern, Talo Community, Bristol Black Carers, Bristol Somali Kitchen and Barton Hill Activities Club. The organisations are working together to feed over 300 families and individuals each week across different city areas such as St Paul’s, St Jude’s, Easton, and Barton Hill. Fresh food and tinned goods are delivered weekly by FareShare South West, which are topped up by donations from generous local residents and businesses.

In order to provide culturally appropriate food to the African and Caribbean communities across Bristol, donations are sorted according to the requirements of each association to ensure the individual needs of local

residents are met. Despite the current challenges posed by the coronavirus, our staff and volunteers are working together to feed and support our community.

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